DIY Cheese Board for Dummies

I’ve been craving for cheese ever since having baked brie at a Valentine dinner prepared by The Lazy Chef of Kairos. On our 12th anniversary, we decided to just stay in and I thought making my own cheese board would be a great, easy, and thrifty idea. Here are some tips on how to make an affordable cheese board at home. Continue reading “DIY Cheese Board for Dummies”

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Tomato & Basil Spaghetti

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As you all know, I love spaghetti (Oh, I love spaghetti!!). Type in “spaghetti” in the search bar, and it’ll lead you to more than five entries. I eat spaghetti almost every week. If I’m not cooking it at home, I’m eating it in a fastfood restaurant (e.g. Jollibee). I’m all for easy to prepare spaghetti because I sure do not want to wait a long time before I can eat them. The easiest spaghetti dish I’ve created so far is this no-oil tomato and basil spaghetti. Continue reading “Tomato & Basil Spaghetti”

Chickpeas Salad Sandwich

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I was going to call this chickpea “tuna” salad sandwich. The chickpea, according to many sources I read in the Internet, is supposed to taste like “tuna,” and is a good substitute of tuna for those trying the vegetarian or vegan diet. I’d say, the chickpeas did not taste anything like tuna. It tasted like, well, chickpeas! So, I’m not going to fool anyone by mislabeling a chickpeas salad as a “faux tuna” salad or “vegan tuna” salad. Despite it not tasting like tuna at all, I found the chickpeas salad really, really, really delicious, and creamy. I could not point to a similar taste but the chickpeas provided a good base for the condiments I used. Continue reading “Chickpeas Salad Sandwich”

Banana-Coconut Flour Pancakes

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My husband and I have been frequenting the Farmers’ Market at SRP, and last Saturday, we bought half a kilo of bananas. Because we had a rather heavy dinner last night (thank you family!), I decided to make a healthier breakfast to try to make up for the scrumptious dinner. These banana pancakes are an update to these Flourless, 3-Ingredient Pancakes as today’s pancakes involved more than three ingredients and incorporated a new twist. Continue reading “Banana-Coconut Flour Pancakes”

FOOD | Spanish Sardines Spaghetti

How was your long weekend? Mine was a regular long weekend, dotted with DIY and craft projects, family meals, and work. Today’s gonna be hang-over day for some people, so I’m sharing an easy to make, delicious and not very expensive pasta dish that you bring for lunch or whip up tonight after tackling your work backlog. I love this dish because it involves a good bottle of Spanish sardines, which I consider a luxury food.  Continue reading “FOOD | Spanish Sardines Spaghetti”

Cauliflower Rice

Filipino that I am, I am a big rice eater. Even when I’m eating noodles, there should be rice on the side. At worst, even when I’m eating spaghetti, I sneak in a few spoons of rice. Rice is not bad, not bad at all, but I’ve been trying to experiment with cooking rice and incorporating vegetables and proteins into it so that I can consume less of the rice (carbohydrates!) and more of the nutrients from the vegetables and meat.  Continue reading “Cauliflower Rice”

Banana-Nice Cream

 

The weather here in Cebu has been summery the past days and eating ice cream is one thing I’ve been thinking of doing to ward off the heat.  One of the most recurring recipes in vegan/vegetarian/raw Youtube channels and blogs is the banana “nice” cream. I thought it must be a good recipe then because of the many suggestions but I also thought must be just a hype — because bananas are easily available, and some Youtubers and bloggers purport it as a “healthy” and easy alternative to ice cream. Continue reading “Banana-Nice Cream”

How to Make Crepes at Home

 

Happy Monday! To start off our week, let me share with you something I thought I could never make at home — crepes! My nephew LOVES crepes, especially mango crepes with vanilla ice cream. When we go out, he’d always ask for crepes. It never occurred to me that crepes are so easy to make until I had leftover batter from this pancake recipe and leftover milk from the said recipe. Continue reading “How to Make Crepes at Home”

Instant Chicken Noodles

DSC_6975The sun has steadily come out the past days, but the nights remain cold, with me often getting up in the middle of sleep to urinate. Oftentimes, I couldn’t go back to sleep immediately and would be tempted to get a bit of work done or do some reading or research (on food). Also, oftentimes, I would be tempted to eat something warm and savory, like a bowl of noodle soup. I don’t stock on instant noodles because I try to stay away from processed food as much as I can. So, when I have leftover chicken (roasted chicken tastes really good, as well), I save some for instant just-add-water noodle soup. This noodle soup healthier because it has lesser salt and sodium compared to instant noodles, but is not any less tasty. This noodle can also be prepared ahead in the evening for tomorrow’s lunch (just add water!) Continue reading “Instant Chicken Noodles”

Calamansi Cake

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Happy hump day!

I’m featuring another baked recipe — this time, a recipe that was an experiment. I am a big fan of calamansi. It is my favorite citrus, and I always have it in my kitchen for drinking (juice and teas) and to add  flavor to dishes and dipping sauces. When I was in Baguio a few years ago, one of the pastries I picked up from Cafe by the Ruins is a piece of calamansi tart. I am also a big fan of Pepper.ph and love their food hack section. When I saw this recipe for Boracay Calamansi Muffins, I knew I have to give it a try. I made into a cake though because I thought cakes go well with tea, and I think this calamansi cake will be in my future high-teas. Continue reading “Calamansi Cake”